Having a furnace filter is essential for maintaining good air quality in your home. The filter traps dust and dirt that enters through the return duct, preventing it from reaching the fan and recirculating allergens into the air. Without a filter, your furnace will have to work harder to get air in, resulting in higher energy costs and a colder home. In addition, not having a filter can make allergies much worse for those in your household who are sensitive to allergens.
It is possible to operate your furnace without a filter, but it is not recommended. Running an oven without a filter, even for short periods of time, has almost the same side effects as using it with a dirty one. This can cause additional wear and tear on the system, leading to costly repairs or even replacement of the furnace. Changing your furnace filter is an easy way to prevent problems from occurring and maintain the health of your furnace.
Home Climates offers service settings for HVAC systems so you can keep your furnace in optimal condition before the colder weather arrives. Our service technicians can take care of replacing the filters, in addition to inspecting the oven and diagnosing any possible problems. Even if you decide to wait for maintenance during the winter, adjusting the oven is still important and useful. A well-maintained furnace will also work more efficiently and effectively than one that works despite clogged filters or other problems.